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Top 10 Hollywood Comedy Movies Of 2021


Are you looking for a good laugh? Look no further! Here is a list of the top 10 Hollywood comedy movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

1. Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza is certainly a crowd pleaser. Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim, both in their debut roles, star as Gary Valentine and Alana Kane, a fifteen-year-old boy and twenty-five-year-old woman whose relationship status is constantly in question. Licorice Pizza is a coming-of-age story, with a unique visual style that is reminiscent of a play or musical. Although it may seem implausible that a fifteen-year-old would pursue someone a decade older than him, Anderson manages to make it convincing and relatable, leaving audiences charmed and amused.

2. Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds has returned with a highly entertaining performance for the year. His character, Guy, is unaware that he is in a video game and works as a bank teller. When someone from the outside attempts to get his attention, his world is changed forever. Free Guy is a wild yet enjoyable experience, reminiscent of classic action movies such as The Matrix. Surprisingly endearing, Free Guy deserves to be watched at least once.

3. Coming 2 America

Famous comedian Eddie Murphy reunites with Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones in the highly anticipated romantic comedy Coming 2 America, which is a sequel to the 1988 movie. The story follows Zamunda King Akeem and his closest companion Semmi on their journey to Queens, New York, to locate Akeem's son he never knew. Murphy offers a lot of humor with his multiple characters, such as lead singer Randy Watson of the band Sexual Chocolate, and the local barber Mr. Clarence. Jermaine Fowler and Leslie Jones join the cast as Akeem's son Lavelle and his mother Mary, bringing lively energy and working well with Murphy in the much hyped sequel.

4. North Hollywood

Inspired by a district in Los Angeles, North Hollywood follows the journey of a young man who is faced with a choice: stay the course his father has planned for him or pursue his aspiration of becoming a professional skateboarder. Its straightforward concept opens the door for a narrative that plays out naturally. Enhanced by strong performances, stunning visuals, and humorous moments, this film has become a memorable and heartfelt experience.

5. Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The latest movie in the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, takes place thirty-two years after the second installment. Egon Spengler, one of the original Ghostbusters, has bequeathed his farm to his daughter and her two kids. The two children find the equipment their grandfather used and accidentally set free a ghost, resulting in a chaotic situation. This movie pays homage to its predecessors and still finds a way to make a few humorous remarks. All in all, it is an entertaining movie that revives the original series.

6. The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch was Wes Anderson's first venture into anthology-style films, and while it may have been better off as a miniseries, it is still very enjoyable. This movie is populated by an even larger cast than usual, focusing on the escapades of the reporters at the eponymous newspaper (run by Bill Murray). Anderson's signature style has only grown more refined and each shot of the film is a work of art in itself, with excellent cinematography, lighting, costuming, and set design. The movie is light-hearted, yet it is filled with artistry and requires multiple viewings for full appreciation.

7. Red Rocket

Sean Baker, the director of The Florida Project, released Red Rocket, a comedic-dramatic film about a former porn star with few admirable qualities. He is attempting to pursue the American Dream and distance himself from his past by relocating to his hometown in Texas. Despite his attempts, the protagonist remains highly detestable, is not welcomed by his ex-wife, and his shamelessness is hilarious to watch. Some may think he has some redeeming qualities, but as the film progresses, it is revealed that he has a shallow personality. Consequently, the viewer starts to root against him and his actions, making the movie a source of schadenfreude.

8. Plan B

In the delightful coming-of-age comedy Plan B, a shy high school student named Sunny and her sociable best friend Lupe decide to have a big house party, which causes Sunny to lose her virginity and become aware that she might be pregnant. The two girls are frantic to find the Plan B pill, but it is not easy to find; so, the two young people travel all over the state of South Dakota looking for it. The film stars gifted young actors, and the characters have funny experiences while they search for the pill. The director of Plan B, Natalie Morales, won the Filmmaker on the Rise Award at the Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards for her remarkable first movie.

9. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Two middle-aged Midwesterners have finally taken a break from Nebraska and chose Florida as their destination to unwind. However, the dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when a person from the area with a dark past attempts to execute a sinister plan. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar hilariously portrays these two ladies' adventure with a perfect blend of comedy and music. It is a lighthearted movie with no sinister villain to spoil the fun.

10. Shiva Baby

In 2021, Emma Seligman made an impressive debut with the feature-length movie Shiva Baby, a comedic representation of a stressful day. Rachel Sennott gave an outstanding performance in this movie, as it follows a woman attending a Jewish funeral. There, she meets her former and present partners, deals with her sexual orientation, is troubled by her mom and peers, and gets tangled up in untruths. This highly uncomfortable yet hilarious film increases in intensity as it progresses.